October 28th, 2011 12:11 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink ║ Tags: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Multiple sources are claiming that Missouri will withdraw from the Big 12 today. It is also being reported that the Big 12 is working out a release agreement with MU brass that would allow the Tigers to jet by 2012.
Also telling is the Big 12′s press release regarding the addition of West Virginia. The league announced a 10-school roster for 2012 with WVU in and Mizzou out.
Our sources told us last week that the deal would be done this week with Missouri entering the SEC in 2012 as a member of the SEC East. Through all the ups and downs of the past seven days, it seems that that will finally come to fruition today.
So what happened to speed things up? Have the ACC, Big East, Big 12 and SEC bosses gotten together and worked out an agreement that fits all?
Or is West Virginia simply telling the Big East to talk to the hand, they’re gone despite all of John Marinatto’s 2014 talk?
Is it possible that last night’s accidental web posting by the SEC actually helped to speed things up a bit?
Or was an agreement worked out last evening… which led to the error on the web in the first place?
We’ll find out over the next few hours and days, but for now it appears our long national nightmare is over. (Tip of the hat to Richard Nixon.)
Missouri and Texas A&M are the SEC’s newest members and an official announcement should come soon.
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